CULTURAL REALITIES OF RESISTANCE in conversation with Tongo Eisen-Martin presented by SFU Writer in Residence Program in partnership with The Capilano Review
Suggested reading: (1970) Amilcar Cabral, “National Liberation and Culture” http://www.blackpast.org/1970-amilcar-cabral-national-liberation-and-culture
*light refreshments will be available
Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker and educator who has organized against mass incarceration and extra-judicial killing of Black people throughout the United States. He has taught in detention centers from New York's Rikers Island to California county jails. He designed curricula for oppressed people’s education projects from San Francisco to South Africa. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. He is also a revolutionary poet who uses his craft to create liberated territory wherever he performs and teaches. His latest book of poems, Someone's Dead Already, was nominated for a California Book Award. His next book, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, is being published in the City Lights Pocket Poets Series.
Tongo Eisen-Martin will also be reading at Gallery Gachet the previous evening at 7pm.
This event takes place on the unceded and ancestral Coast Salish Territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.
There is a 42"-wide ramp leading to the entrance of the Arts Factory. All single doors (including the front entrance, bathroom door, and bathroom-stall doors) are 34". There is one fully-accessible stall in the bathroom. A lift is available for access to the second floor of the building.